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Anshi National Park was declared to an extent of 339.866 Sq. Kms. vide notification No. FEE 221 FWL 99 dt. 18-08-2003. Further, as additional area of 77.48 Sq. Kms. comprising of adjoining Reserved Forests of Joida and Karwar Taluks were added National Park vide notification No. FEE 16 FWL 2008 dt. 21-08-2009, thus making Anshi National Park area to extent of 417.34 Sq. Kms.

Name of the National Parks

Area (sq.km)

Designation & Name of the Officer incharge

Contact Number

Email Id

Nearest Dist. HQ
with distance(kms)

Season to Visit

Anshi National Park 417.34

O.Palaiah, IFS
C.F, Dandeli

08284-231585
9448530067(M)

directordatr@gmail.com

Karwar 60
Bengaluru 580

Nov-Jun

Bandipur National Park 872.24

Ambadi Madhav, IFS
CF, Bandipur

08229-236043/44
9845111721

directorbandipur@gmail.com

Chamarajnagar 52
Bengaluru 218

Jun-Oct

Bannerghatta National Park 260.51

Javed Mumtaz, IFS
DCF, BNP

080-28429950
9945083004

dcfbnp83@gmail.com

Bengaluru 22

All Seasons

Kudremukha National Park 600.57

Ganesh Bhat, IFS
DCF, Karkala

08258-231183
8762634681

dcfkrkwl@aranya.gov.in

Udupi 90
Bengaluru 263

Dec-May

Nagarahole National Park 643.39

Manikandan S, IFS
CF, Nagarhole, Hunsur

08222-252041
9448677289

cfdrrgnp@aranya.gov.in
nagaraholetr@gmail.com

Mysuru 120
Bengaluru 240

Sept-Mar

Rescue facilities for animals at Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore

A Rescue Centre has been established at Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore, for accommodating more than 100 Lions and Tigers rescued from various circus companies. As on 31-3-2010, 36 Lions and 1 Tiger out of rescued Lions and Tigers from various circus companies have been accommodated at Rescue Centre at Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore.

A Bear Rescue Centre by using a part of the existing Bear Safari with the existing rescued animals has been established at Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore, with the collaboration of Wildlife SOS, New Delhi, for the benefit of the rescued bears from Khalandars, found astray, injured orphaned, trapped & sick etc., and enables to rescue and rehabilitate more such bears. As on 31-3-2014, 78 Bears rescued, are being accommodated in this rescue centre. The maintenance cost of 25 bears which belongs to Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore, `5.30 Lakhs are being borne by Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore. The maintenance cost of other Bears are being directly met by Wildlife SOS.

Tigers rescued from various circus companies in Europe have been accommodated at Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore. As on 31-12-2011, there are 2 tigers in this centre. The maintenance cost of these animals has been met from the funds of Born Free Foundation of UK.